Alice Mizrachi

New York City

Artist's Biography

Alice Mizrachi is a New York based interdisciplinary artist and educator working in the mediums of painting, murals and installation.  Her work explores the interconnectedness of individuals and community through the dual lens of compassion and empathy. Through figurative work that reinforces both personal and community-oriented identity, Alice aims to inspire creative expression and a sense of shared humanity through art.

Alice has worked as an arts educator for nearly twenty years for a variety of organizations including BRIC Arts, The Laundromat Project and The Studio Museum in Harlem. Alice has been recognized and selected to develop arts education curriculum for organizations such as HI-ARTS (Harlem, NY), Dr. Richard La Izquierdo School and Miami Light Project. She has also been a panelist discussing community-engaged art for events at Brown University and The Devos Institute of Arts Management.

As a painter, Alice maintains both a studio practice and an extensive body of work as a muralist. Her work have been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of the City of New York, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the United Nations and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Washington DC. She has been commissioned as a mural artist for projects in Amsterdam, Berlin, Tel Aviv, and across the United States by organizations including: Wall Therapy (Rochester, NY); La Mama and Fourth Arts Block (NYC); Baldwin Civic Association (Baldwin, NY); and, Chashama (Harlem, NY), among others.

Alice’s mural and installation work has been constructed in galleries and as a part of site-specific arts education and community development projects. Her work often engages local communities and reflects positive visual responses to social issues affecting neighborhood residents. Her process activates a shared space of love, hope, optimism and healing as a means to connect with participants. Frequent topics include the sacred feminine, identity and migration.

Alice and her art have been featured in a variety of publications including the book, Outdoor Gallery: New York City, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Daily News, Time Out NY and The Architectural Digest. She has a BFA from Parsons School of Design and was a guest instructor at the School of Visual Arts in 2015. Alice was also the co-founder of Younity, an international women’s art collective active from 2006-2012. She has received grants from The Puffin Foundation and The Ford Foundation. Her recent projects include an artist in residency at Honeycomb Arts in Buenos Aires, a mural residency with The University Of Northern Colorado and The Albright Knox Gallery.

Artist's Statement

I am a sacred woman who intersects with the old world and the new world. My family moved to this country in the 60's and embodied the "AMERICAN DREAM". I am the product of that American Dream. A daughter to many cultures all mashed up in one embracing all that I am and incorporating my purpose into this personal/ universal story. This journey of my physical body and spirit has shaped my work that explores the notions of identity, place and migration. I am interested in digging deep into these conversations both within my work and others in the spaces I inhabit. I am blessed with a vast community that includes family, friends, students, colleague’s educators, artists, philosophers and mentors from all different places. Community to me is not just about place but more so about presence and the nurturing of that with others. 
These identities show up as sculptural and linear conversations that represent my world and experiences. The work is raw, spontaneous, and evokes a human connection that is yearned for in this technological age.